Saturday, April 3, 2010
(Social) Realism: Egypt
Hamed Oweis Factory Workers 1953
Hamed Oweis The Soldier 1960s
Gazbia Sirry (Arabic: جاذبية سري) (born 1925) is an Egyptian painter. Born in Cairo, Gazbia Sirry studied fine arts and became a professor in the painting department of the Faculty of Art Education, Helwan University. Gazbia is considered one of the leading Egyptian artists, with a varied and innovative career of more than 50 years. Her career is rich and diversified, and is characterized by an extraordinary versatility. It would be difficult, though, to confine and limit Gazbia in any traditional school, although her vivid and bold brushstrokes share features with Neo-Expressionism: a school of individuality and personality.
Born in Cairo, Gazbia Sirry studied fine arts and became a professor in the painting department of the faculty of Art education, Helwan University.
Gazbia is considered one of the leading Egyptian artists, with a varied and innovative career of more than 50 years.
Gazbia Sirry Om Ratiba
Gazbia Sirry Girl with Puppet 1952
World (Social) Realist Art (Index of Countries)
This blog page is part of an ongoing project by artist and part-time lecturer Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin (http://gaelart.net/) to explore Realist / Social Realist art from around the world. The term Realism is used in its broadest sense to include 19th century Realism and Naturalism as well as 20th century Impressionism (which after all was following in the path of Courbet and Millet). Social Realism covers art that seeks to examine the living and working conditions of ordinary people (examples include German Expressionism, American Ashcan School and the Mexican Muralists).
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